Indian Pediatr 2014;51: 422
Hand Book of Neonatology
Ranjan Kumar Pejaver, Anjali Kulkarni,
Naveen Bajaj, Ashish Jain and Paresh Soni
Arrow Medical Information Services; Bangalore:
Pages: 403; Price: Rs. 390/-.
Eminent neonatologists of the Neonatology Chapter of
Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) have brought forth a long desired
first edition of this handbook. It is light weight and portable for easy
use of residents and practitioners. Although about 50 authors have
contributed to that many chapters, the editors have taken care to
maintain uniformity in the format and style. The book has seven sections
starting with General neonatology that deals with resuscitation,
admission criteria and thermoregulation. Neonatal transport, procedures
and surgical emergencies have been prominently put in initial pages
unlike most neonatology handbooks. Algorithms and tables are optimally
dotting each topic but there is lack of images, sketches, and clinical
or radiological photographs. Section on metabolism, nutrition and fluid
balance is missing; these have been clubbed with hematology. Most
authors have done effort in collating latest evidence-based
recommendations. I recommend this book to all practising pediatricians,
neonatologists and exam-going residents.
Surender Singh Bisht
Department of Pediatrics,
SDN Hospital, Delhi, India.
Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Pages: 947; Price: Rs. 1395/-.
This treatise is yet another exemplary contribution
to the academic field of pediatrics. More than 75 eminent clinicians
have shared their immense wealth of clinical experiences in the format
of case-scenarios, spanned over 28 sections. Each case scenario ends up
in ‘learning points’ which remain the USP of this volume. Type setting
and production is excellent with pleasing double color scheme. At times,
the single column format does not appear reader friendly. Indexing is a
universal sore point in most books by the same publisher so the authors
cannot be blamed for it. Overall, the book is a value addition to the
armamentarium of practising pediatricians.
Department of Pediatrics
University College of Medical Sciences,
Delhi 110 095, India.
A Manual of Essential Pediatrics, 2nd
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers:
Pages: 622, Price: Not mentioned
This book authored by an eminent and experienced
teacher in Pediatrics is effectively targeted at medical students. The
author has rightly preferred to name it a manual instead of a book as it
provides information as well as instructions to handle emergencies,
prepares the students to learn common pediatric procedures, and
introduces them to skills required to provide supportive care. Practical
tips and emphasis on important points add value to the well-structured
text. Commonly asked questions that follow some of the chapters, a
unique format introduced in this book, is commendable. Reference to
Community Pediatrics, including National health programs, familiarizes
the students to much desired perspective of pediatric care beyond the
hospitals. Chapters on Introduction to Pediatrics, Feeding and
Nutrition, and neonatal care are exceptionally good. This book provides
a wealth of scientific information related to child care in a simple and
succinct manner. It is commendable that all chapters have been written
with the same brevity and clarity. This book is definitely going to be
popular amongst medical students, pediatricians and family physicians.
Department of Pediatrics
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences
and Research New Delhi, India.